We are back with our list of 11 Best Mindfuck Movies That Will Blow Your Mind.
We have included only English Movies but do let us know in comments if you know some total mind blower foreign language movies.
Director: James Mangold
Writer: Michael Cooney
Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet
Strangers from all different walks of life: a limo driver escorting a fading television star, parents with a young son whose marriage is in crisis.
A cop transporting a dangerous convict, a beautiful call girl, a couple of young newlyweds, and a nervous motel manager are caught up in a severe rainstorm, stuck at a motel in desolate Nevada.
Soon they realize they may be at the motel for another reason when one by one, people start getting killed off. As tensions flare and fingers are pointed, they have to get to the bottom of why they’re there.
Meanwhile, in an undisclosed location, a psychiatrist is trying to prove the innocence of a man accused of murder in an eleventh-hour trial. How these two through-lines are related can only be found in Identity.
Director: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Richard Ayoade
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn
Every day for the past seven years, Simon commutes to his cubicle desk job, spoon-feeds his ill mother at a nursing home, and retires to his shabby one-room apartment, accompanied only by the glowing TV.
The only time he isn’t going unnoticed is when he has his ideas rejected by his supervisor or is mistaken for an intruder at his own place of work. Simon suspects that his neighbour and coworker, Hannah, just might be as lonely as he is.
Following the pattern of his aching misfortune, however, Hannah becomes all the more elusive as a new coworker by the alias James Simon swoops in to claim all that Simon has ever yearned for.
James, identical in appearance to Simon, takes on the role of both villain and introspective device for Simon who watches with agony as James lives out the life he has always wanted.
Directors: Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
Writers: Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity.
Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden
At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more.
There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation. And so, through trial and error, they are building the device that is missing most.
However, two of these men find the device and immediately realize that it is too valuable to the market.
The limit of their trust in each other is strained when they are faced with the question, If you always want what you can’t have, what do you want when you can have anything?
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: José Saramago (novel), Javier Gullón
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather sombre man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary.
While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He becomes obsessed with finding out about this double of his. He learns that the actor’s stage name is Daniel Saint Claire, whose legal name is Anthony Claire.
Claire is a Toronto based actor with only a few on-screen credits and is married to a woman named Helen who is currently several months pregnant.
Adam then becomes obsessed with meeting Claire, who he learns upon first sighting that they look exactly the same, from the facial hair to a scar each has, but Claire who outwardly is more “put together” than Adam.
Their lives become intertwined as Claire himself ends up becoming obsessed with Adam but in a slightly different way.
Director: Christopher Smith
Writer: Christopher Smith
Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor
When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong.
Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before.
The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone. Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.
5The Prestige (2006)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
In nineteenth-century London, illusionist Alfred Borden is on trial for the murder of fellow illusionist, Robert Angier. Borden’s indictment is largely possible because of the eyewitness account of John Cutter, who saw Borden backstage in the area where Angier was killed.
At the end of one of his shows, Angier fell through a trap door in the stage floor into a clear water-filled tank below, that tank which was a prop for one of Angier’s tricks performed earlier in the show.
Angier ended up drowning, as the tank was locked after he fell into it. Borden, Angier, and Cutter have a shared largely turbulent history, which also provides a motive.
Early in their magic careers, both Borden and Angier worked under “Milton the Magician”, while Angier’s wife Julia worked as his on-stage assistant, and Cutter as his ingénieur, staging the tricks and providing the apparatus required, work that he still does for others.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (short story “Memento Mori”)
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Leonard Shelby has short term memory loss resulting from an injury he sustained which was associated with the murder of his wife. He remembers his life prior to the incident, such as being an insurance claims investigator.
He has learned to cope with his memory loss through dealing with a man named Sammy Jankis, a person he investigated professionally who also had short term memory issues.
Some of these coping mechanism is to have a system of where to place things, talk to people face-to-face if possible rather than on the telephone as to be able to gauge their true intention, take Polaroids and write copious notes, the most important of those which he tattoos on his body so that they become permanent.
Director: Richard Kelly
Writer: Richard Kelly
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Donnie Darko doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers, and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him.
He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank, a large bunny which only Donnie can see.
When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie’s mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure.
Director: David Fincher
Writers: Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
An insomniac unnamed narrator needs fantasy to escape from his deadly boring life, he tries joining a cancer support group however the only thing they do in the group is crying into each other’s chest.
but then he is on a plane on his way back from what a viewer would assume is a business trip our unnamed narrator encounters Tyler Durden.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Federal Marshall Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule travel to a government-run mental institution for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, near Boston, when there is a report that one of the prisoners has gone missing.
Daniels has his own reasons for wanting to get to the island and carries the baggage of his own. The head of the hospital, Dr. John Cawley, treats him alright but others give the agents a less than warm reception.
Daniels particularly wants to find out what is going on in one of the wards, reserved for the most serious offenders. As Daniels begins to peel away the layers of deceit, it becomes obvious that not all is as it seems.